The examiner will ask you to show how you would carry out a safety task while you are driving.
The examiner will ask you to explain how you would carry out a safety task at the start of the your test, before you start driving.
A1: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack and should be tested as you move off. The vehicle should not pull to one side.
A2: Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when the tyres are cold. Don't forget the spare tyre and remembered to refit the valve caps.
A3: No cuts or bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth, across 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire circumference.
A4: The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of your ears and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. NB -some head restraints may not be adjustable.
A5: Explanation: Operate switch (turn on ignition, if necessary), then walk around the vehicle. (as this is a tell me question, there is no need to physically check the lights.)
A6: Warming lights should illuminate if there is a fault with anti-lock braking system.
A7: Explanation: Operate switch (turn on ignition, if necessary), then walk around the vehicle. (as this is a tell me question, there is no need to physically check the lights.)
A8: Explanation: Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in window, garage doors etc., or ask someone to help.
A9: If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
A10: Operate switch, turning on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary. check warming light is on. Explain use.
A11: Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary) and check with main beam warning light.
A12: Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.
A13: Identify the engine coolant and check the level against the high/low markings.
A14: Identify reservoir, check level against high / low markings.
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